Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Justin Trudeau Joke in Obama's Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Roast

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Justin Trudeau Joke in Obama's Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Roast

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Obama makes Trudeau joke at White House dinner

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WASHINGTON, D.C., - President Barack Obama squeezed in a Justin Trudeau joke at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner roast.

Obama made a few cracks about how he'd aged during his eight-year presidency, referring to his new grey hair and how he'd have no trouble being awake for a 3 a.m. phone call because of his frequent toilet breaks.

Then came an aside about Canada's new prime minister, whom he hosted at a state dinner last month.

"Somebody recently said to me, 'Mr. President, you are so yesterday. Justin Trudeau has completely replaced you. He's so handsome, he's so charming. He's the future,'" Obama said.

Obama then delivered the presidential punch-line, waving dismissively: "I said, 'Justin, just give it a rest.'"

The annual correspondents' dinner features a brief monologue where presidents get to try their hand at stand-up comedy. …

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